There is a time and a place for tuna noodle...and a dinner party is not it. Instead, try one of these bake-it-in-one-dish meals, which all taste delicious.
By Lynn Andriani
Photo: Paige Green
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The Italian-Accented Mac 'n' Cheese
This take on crowd-pleasing baked ziti (which actually calls for penne) is plenty cheesy, thanks to a mixture of Fontina, blue cheese, Pecorino Romano and Parmesan. But instead of a tomato-based sauce, the dish relies on two unexpected ingredients: roasted butternut squash and sage. They lend depth you don't usually find with acidic (read tomato-y) sauces.